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health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius about the botched healthcare website. cbs reporter danielle nottingham with who sebelius says is to blame for the debacle. >> reporter: the cabinet second in charge of the troubled healthcare website apologized to americans this morning. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. >> reporter: health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius took responsibility for the problems with healthcare.gov, but blamed some of the failures on contractors. >> it is the verizon server that failed not healthcare.gov. >> reporter: but republicans are not satisfied. >> healthcare.gov was down last night at 5:00 p.m. it was also down on monday and it crashed last weekend. and even this morning when we attempted to view the site before the hearing, we were hit with an error message. >> reporter: gop lawmakers also grilled kathleen sebelius about why more than 2 million people are getting cancellation notices for their current health insurance even though president obama repeatedly said if you like your insu
on capitol hill in connection of the healthcare.gov website. a white house staff member had apologize to lawmakers where the site launched. >> by the free reviewable obamacare. >> the hearing is getting an honest straightforward assessment of the status of the healthcare law. >> democrats want to make the affordable care act work. republicans don't. >> a fresh ground is backing for us over obamacare how lawmakers picked it apart. >> we are barely four weeks into this one and we are already declaring it dead. >> and now we are told that everything will be okay soon. >> why should the american people believe me now? >> in the hot seat of the woman in charged of the obama website in her testimony. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> meanwhile new questions over promises made by obama. >> if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, if you like your healthcare plan, you will be able to keep your healthcare plan. >> that's not exactly the case for millions of americans in the individual insurance market. the majority of americans wit
the trouble-plagued healthcare website. as cbs news' susan mcginnis reports, a top white house official faces some tough questions. >>> reporter: health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will be in the hot seat today testifying in front of a house committee about problems with healthcare.gov. >> the president should ask the secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius to resign her position because of the disastrous rollout of obamacare. >> reporter: in prepared testimony, secretary sebelius blamed contractors hired to build the website for the centers for medicare and medicaid services or cms. she says unfortunately a subset of those contracts for healthcare.gov have not met expectations. >> do you swear that the testimony you are -- >> reporter: but in testimony last week, those contractors said the real problem was with cms, which demanded last-minute changes and did not allow enough time to fully test the website. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: ed head of cms says fixes since the launch have improv
hill today about the failed healthcare website. this time health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was in the hot seat taking full responsibility s. >> although was in charge as it was being built? >> -- was in charge -- >> at that team who is the individual -- >> michelle snyder. >> michelle snyder is the one responsible for this debacle? >> well, excuse me, congresswoman, michelle snyder is not responsible for the debacle. hold me accountable for the debacle. >> thank you, i yield back. >> sebelius also blamed the private contractors who built that site. she promises the site will be fixed by the end of november. in boston, the president defended the highly criticized rollout pointing to the slow start in massachusetts when that commonwealth reformed its healthcare in 2006. >> and today, there is nearly universal coverage in massachusetts! and the vast majority of its citizens are happy with their coverage. [ applause ] >> the president also stood by his promise that if you like your health coverage you can keep it. he said americans are only losing coverage because in
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healthcare act -- president's healthcare act. the tough questions that kathleen sebelius is facing. >>> santa rosa grieves the death of a 13-year-old shot and killed while holding a replica gun >>> good morning. live pictures from union city where fire crews are on the scene of a warehouse fire. this started about two hours ago. it's pretty well contained. there were some scary moments for people inside the at -- the area. >>> steve, i couldn't wait to turn the heater on. >> yes, it's cold. it will be sunny. mostly clear skies. a lot of 30s popping up. sunshine and a little bit warmer. not a lot. 36 book ends, santa rosa and napa, a lot of 40s or low 40s for many. including san jose which has gone to 44. redwood city, 42. there's 30s up in the santa cruz mountains. san francisco, a couple of up floor 40s. go for a high of 61. clear in reno. 389 eureka. even some cool readings on the north coast. this system will fall apart. cold, sunny. patchy fog in the north bay that will burn off and cool to mild on the highs. if you are in the sun, it's not bad. if you are in the shade, it's cooler. 50s,
and medicaid services. that department was responsible for creating healthcare.gov and today she apologized for the website not working as well as it should. >> this initial experience has not lived up to our expectations or the expectations of the american people. it's not acceptable. >> reporter: she said cms testified the entire -- tested the entire site before it was launched. she said there was no signs of trouble. she testified they were working on a compressed time frame but officials did not delay the launch. mike thompson said he's heard from ston stitch wents who haz heard healthcare policies are changed under obamacare and they are -- they are not happy. >> we've had about 125,000 applications that have been submitted. about 2 million unique visits to the website and about 150,000 calls daily to covered california. >> reporter: today's hearing sets the stage for an even higher profile won tomorrow. kathleen sebelius will testify before a house committee tomorrow morning -- tomorrow morning. back to you. >> thank you. >>> and meanwhile, up to 14 million americans who buy their hea
of americans who attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll, i want to apologize to you. the website has not worked as well as it should. we know how desperately you need affordable coverage. >> officials knew obama care wasn't ready for prime time or any time for that matter. cnn reports people who worked on the project warned the white house in september that the website wasn't ready to go live. >>> well, the fallout is expanding beyond the botched launch. jim says a hot question now is did the president mislead americans to sell his signature law? >> it's a presidential sales pitch. >> if you like your plan, keep your plan. >> millions of americans aren't buying anymore. >> if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. >> if you like your private health insurance plan, you can keep it. >> as obama care becomes reality, construction workers are finding they can't keep their plans. >> i'm furious. i'm stomping mad. the guys, they have gotten the same letters and then, you know, when we called blue cross, blue shield, we have been dealing with this all day long. >> he's not
congressional grilling on the rollout debacle of healthcare.gov. while president obama talks up the program. >>> remember the movie "casablanca"? the leader of nsa intelligence likens the wire tapping controversy to theilm. >>> say it ain't so. a wine shortage is predicted for our future. >>> only minor injuries from this crash. >>> a woman plans to give overweight children letters, not candy, on halloween. >>> and the triple dog dare that had us asking if your tongue would stick to a pole in freezing temps. a monument for "a christmas story." >>> this is "early today" for wednesday, october 30. >>> good morning. obama care will be on the spot light again today on capitol hill. hearings tuesday were filled with hated exchanges. for the first time the administration issued a direct apology for the problem-plagued healthcare.gov website. tracie potts joins us with the latest. just a matter of hours before they get moving again. >> reporter: exactly. today you will hear from kathleen sebelius, the head of health and human services. her department is in charge of the site. s this is her eight-p
, for the first time, the obama administration issued a direct apology for healthcare.gov. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> she was also grilled about a wave of cancellation notices hitting small businesses and individuals who buy their own insurance. she said people who get those notices will be able to find better replacement plans on the website and in some cases for cheaper. >>> on the other side of the capitol, another high-profile hearing. the senate judiciary committee heard testimony on the state's controversial stand your ground laws. sabrina fulton, trayvon martin's mother told the panel the laws don't work and their purpose should be clarified. she said florida's stand your ground law emboldened george zimmerman. >>> in northern california more than 1,000 people marched to protest the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy bay sheriffs deputy. the death of andy lopez is a flash point. the growing concern about police overreaction and racial profiling. the deputy who killed lopez thought his pellet gun made to look like an ak-47 was the
of the healthcare.gov web site kicked off her testimony before the house ways and means committee by saying she's sorry. >>"we know that consumers are eager to purchase this coverage andto the millions of americans who have attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll in healthcare coverage, i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should." >> reporter:at times the witness was almost window dressing. peppered with questions about when she'll have enrollment numbers for obamacare, marilyn tavenner stuck to a script >>"we'll have those numbers in mid-november." "mid-november." "mid-november." "mid-november." >> reporter:and with that the political headknocking began -- in the hearing room where open warfare over health care has been waged for decades. a democratic congressman leaped out of his chair claiming his party worked years ago to try to improve the republican prescription drug plan-- but when it came to obamacare, the g-o-p didnt exactly return the favor. >>"the massachusetts experience was very slow initially; and it started to ramp up over time. we
, kathleen sebelius, faces congress. she will blame the failures of the healthcare.gov website on the contractors who built it. but documents show that the main contractor warned the government about issues with the site before it went live, raising questions about whether the administration should have delayed the launch of the health care marketplace. admitting healthcare.gov has not performed properly, the obama administration apologized to the public. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: republicans say problems with president obama's health care law go beyond healthcare.gov woes. >> the problem with obama care isn't just the website. it's the whole law. >> reporter: republicans point to these comments made by the president as he attempted to explain the complicated reform plan. >> if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. >> reporter: but for 14 million americans who buy private health insurance, that may not be the case. julie prince got a letter from her insurance company, informing her that her private pla
is responsible for the problems plaguing the nation's new healthcare website. she was questioned yesterday by a congressional committee. >> who was in charge as it was -- >> was in charge up until -- >> at that team, who is the individual -- >> michelle snyder is the -- >> michelle snyder is the one for this debacle. >> excuse me, congresswoman. michelle snyder is not responsible for the debacle. hold me accountable for the did he backable. i'm responsible. >> sebelius apologized to the american people for the problems with the rollout and promised things will be fixed by the end of november. president obama is taking his share of the blame. >> there's no denying it, right now the website is too slow, too many people have gotten stuck, and i am not happy about it. and i take full responsibility for making sure it gets fixed asap. >> the president spoke yesterday in boston where he assured people the healthcare reform program will live up to its promises. he said massachusetts healthcare reform program also had glitches when it began in 2006 and those problems were solved. >>> 4:42. if
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. >>> the obama administration got before healthcare.gov even launched. -- the information the obama administration got before healthcare.gov even launched. >>> the white house reportedly was warned about the problems with its national health care website one month before it was launched. cnn is reporting the main contractor for healthcare.gov reported a number of outstanding issues and warned there wasn't enough time for adequate testing. meantime the chief of medicare was on capitol hill today to testify about the troubles people are having with the site. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. we know how desperately you need affordable coverage. >> she said it will be fixed. republicans are not satisfied. they say some americans are seeing their insurance cancelled because it doesn't mean the laws requirement. >>> the san francisco city attorney says it's considering an appeal of yesterday's multi million dollars jury verdict in an age discrimination lawsuit against the fire department. as david stevenson discovered city hall was alread
in charge of that office that created healthcare.gov testifies before congress less than an hour from now. as ktvu's chi la campbell reports from the washington, d.c. newsroom, lawmakers want to know when she knew the website was in trouble. kyla? >> reporter: pam, this marks the first time we'll hear from marilyn taviner. she is the administrator for services or cms. now cms is the branch of the health and human services department in charge of creating healthcare.gov. they brought in contractors to help build the website. those contractors testified before congress last week saying the administration wanted last-minute changes to healthcare.gov. the contractors say they warned cms of the risks involved with launching the website october 1st. today, lawmakers want to know when she knew these problems existed and why she and other officials at cms decided to have healthcare.gov go live anyway. that hearing gets underway in about 45 minutes. i'll be watching live and i'll have highlights of testimony for you on mornings on 2 after 8:00. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 ne
griego. time now is 6:01. >>> developing news from capitol hill. a hearing into the healthcare website problems is beginning. among those on the hot seat today, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. some house republicans are blaming sebelius for the problems and are calling for her to step down or be fired. >> reporter: a san jose man went on a gold mining trip and never came home. now the search is on in some very wild areas of nevada as they look for clues. >> reporter: and i'm cate caugiran live in santa rosa. california lawmaker wants to reintroduce a bill that could change the way toy guns look, this in light of 13-year-old andy lopez's death. he was shot by a deputy after the deputy thought he was carrying a rifle. >> reporter: and checking conditions right now, down the eastshore freeway, our delays continue to grow. westbound 80 approaching ashby that accident has been cleared now to the right-hand shoulder. the flares are all picked up. but we are seeing delays it looks like as far back as carlson where you see that 22- mile-per-hour sensor and once you get p
and the deadline is just days away. we'll discuss. >>> up first, more trouble for the healthcare.gov website, yet another system outage reported overnight. keeping americans from signing up. this comes as health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius prepares for a capitol hill grilling on the website's rocky rollout. cnn has new information this morning about red flags raised well before the obama care site went live. cnn's brianna keilar is following all of this for us. what do we know? >> reporter: we've obtain a confidential report is serious warnings. i will tell you an obama administration spokesperson says this was not a dire warning but a list of things to do. when you look at it, chris, much of it reads like it was written in the weeks after the site launched, not before. almost a full month before healthcare.gov went live cgi, the main can thor working on the site highlighted glaring problems, a confidential report obtained by cnn raised red flags like we don't have access to monitoring tools, not enough time in schedule to conduct adequate performance testing and hub services a
of a house committee about problems with healthcare.gov. >> the president should ask the secretary of human health and services kathleen sebelius to resign her position because of the disastrous rollout of obama care. >> in prepared testimony, secretary sebelius blames contractors for the building of the website. she says, unfortunately a subset of those contracts for healthcare.gov have not met expectations. >> do you swear that the -- >> but in testimony last week, those contractors said the real problem was with cms, which demanded last-minute changes and did not allow enough time to fully test the website. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> marilyn tavenner, the head of the cms, says it has improved the website. >> you're saying the system right now is working? >> i'm saying it's working. it's just not working at the speed we want or the success rate we want. >> but the troubled website is just one problem with the new health care law. >> the problems with obama care run deeper than just the website. >> republicans have seized on a cbs
. healthcare.gov was knocked offline sunday along with the data hub that verifies eligibility for government subsidies. service was restored monday. as the health and human services department aims for a november 30th deadline to get the site fully operational, it's giving detailed updates on problems. the latest says, in part, we're also getting information on which parts of the application are causing the most errors, enabling us to prioritize what we fix next. the website is key to getting young tech-savvy people to sign up, young, healthy people are key to making the whole system work, chris and kate, because they offset the older less healthy who are more expensive to provide health care for. >> brianna, thank you so much. >>> a lot of news this morning. let's get to michaela for the headlines. >>> good morning to the two of you. a texas man under arrest after a shocking murder spree near dallas. police say charles brownlope killed five people in four locations, apparently burning one person to death. it's unclear if he has any motive. >>> two suspected members of al shabaab have been k
, christien. >>> happening right now -- the woman in charge of the office that created healthcare.gov testifies this morning at a congressional hearing. maryland taviner is the administrator for the centers for medicare and medicaid services or cms. this is a live picture out of the house ways and means committee hearing room. they brought in contractors to help build the website. you may recall in testimony last, with the contractors said they warned cms of the risk involved with launching the website on october 1st. >>> meanwhile, there are reports this morning that millions of americans who buy their health insurance individually are getting their policies canceled and that the obama administration has known about that for three years. according to nbc news up to 14 million people who buy their health insurance individually will receive a cancellation letter in the next year because the current policies don't meet the standards laid out by the new law. the white house told nbc that people whose policies will be canceled will in most cases be automatically shifted to plans with
. the department of health and human services realizes the problems with the healthcare.gov website and is working hard to fix them, hhs secretary kathleen sebelius says in testimony prepared for a house hearing. but she says she realizes that the experience "has been frustrating for many americans." sebelius is scheduled to testify before the house energy and commerce committee on wednesday as part of a series of house hearings into the website and issues related to the 2010 affordable care act. her prepared testimony echoes many of the comments made tuesday by centers for medicare & medicaid services director marilyn tavenner before the house ways and means committee. tavenner apologized for the site's problems tuesday and said the department was working to fix them. sebelius will say the same, according to her prepared testimony. coming up on the kron four morning news. five people are behind bars this morning after an s-u-v catches fire in tiananmen square. how they are connected to the firey crash. a shortage of *wine around the global has wine lovers scrambling to scoop up their favorite win
points. the traders could push the dow to yet another new high. >>> box roll out of the new healthcare webbiest is still drawing fire from all sides. today an apology from the administration. >> the website has not worked as well as it should. >> medicare chief marillyn tavemner answered questions and while acknowledging problems she says improvements are happening daily. lawmakers are not appeased. >> you and your staff made repeated claims to the public and congress that everything would be ready on time. everything was a go. none of that proved to be true. >> we cannot solve a problem until we realize the full extent. >> glitches have republicans and even democrats pushing for delays in enforcement of the law. tomorrow the secretary of health and human services will testify before the house energy and commerce committee in the face of calls by some for her to resign. >>> the president is doing damage control on another front as new disclosure surface about government spying on global allies. mr. obama is calling for complete review of how our intelligence operates outside the countr
. >> to the millions of americans who have attempted to use healthcare.gov, i want to apologize the website has not worked as well as it should. >> officials say a problem has to do with network issues. >>> a twitter feed has changed all in the name of commerce. starting today, users will see photos and videos in the feed. in the past, you had to clix expand within a tweet to see the pictures. some analysts poim out it's easier to see the advertisements. twitter is getting ready to offer its ipo next week. >>> a new and shocking way to stop a thief from making off with your iphone. it's an iphone case and stun gun in one. the case delivered a 650 kilovolt charge. if you're attacked, you can stun your attacker with the stun gun and run away. >> i know that it's been a hot topic, iphone thefts recently. my suggestion is vigilance. be aware of your surroundings. understand where you're using your phone and where you're not using it. >> the case, which comes in several colors are on sale on the company website and it goes for $99. >>> look up in the sky. new video tonight, not fleet week, but it is
of healthcare.gov. you deserve better. i apologize. >> secretary sebelius faces a grilling on capitol hill. >> house republicans have been calling for her head over the botched obama care roll out. >> i hope what we hear from se sebelius is resignation. >> the nsa keith alexander says the u.s. has never gathered phone and e-mail you records of citizens in france and spain. >> there has not been a mass casualty in the u.s. since 2001. >> wall street stocks at an all time high. >> storm led to a series of deadly crash on an arizona highway. >> i jumped out and took off running down the road. >> nine hours to catch a black bear. >> a young boy jumped up on stage. a security guard bribed him with candy. >> a baby moved to tears by her mother's voice. >> all that. >> lakers go onto win by 13. >> the cardinals flight from st. louis was delayed more than seven hours for tonight's world series. >> and all that matters. >> 2013 walter a ward. >> journalism is not about scratching the surface. it is about going beneath the surface and finding the truth. >> on "cbs this morning." >
at an elementary. >> it is for parents against the policy. >>> the troubled federal healthcare policy is back up and running. it went off line for what is called extended maintenance. >> the enrollment tools. and numerous problems since it went live on october 1st. >> the obama administration said it hopes to have it operating by the end of the month. >>> kathleen sebelius was the butt of a political joke. she was there to talk about the healthcare act and presented her with the book. websites for dummies to poke help. she quickly passed the book off to an aide without commenting. >>> it is a first for west point. >> it hosted the first wedding for two men. this is a picture of larry chote iii and his couple. >> they he met through a friend after graduation. back in 2012, they hosted two same sex weddings but they were both women. >>> hall mark is apologizing for changing the wording of on a well nobody ornament. it says don we now our fun apparel. >> it should say don we now our gay apparel. >> they have received negative comments about the change. and she said no one was ever oftenned by them
-flops. >>> a federal appeals court ruling over a key obamacare mandate is likely to start another healthcare battle in the u.s. supreme court. at issue is a provision in the affordable care act that requires employers with 50 or more workers to provide coverage for contraceptives or pay a fine. an ohio based company sued, claiming it affected their rights there has been jot range over the federal exchange site that overseize obamacare. today it was up and rung tonight. engineers fixed the troublesome tech nick cool -- technical problems and democrats are calling the site0s shortcomings unacceptable. >> i felt and i said this directly to the president's chief of staff, they ought to take down the web site until it was right. >> applications for affordable care are still ahead of signups for president bush's medical act that gave elderly americans a prescription drug benefit. >> a new poll shows older americans are standing firmly against cuts to social security benefits. civics in ten people aged 50 and older oppose the way cost of living raises are calculated or raising the eligibility age for full
to start another healthcare battle in the u.s. supreme court. at issue is a provision in the affordable care act that requires employers with 50 or more workers to provide coverage for contraceptives or pay a fine. an ohio based company sued, claiming it affected their rights thn jot range over the federal exchange site that overseize obamacare. today it was up and rung tonight. engineers fixed the troublesome tech nick cool -- technical problems and democrats are calling the site0s shortcomings unacceptable. >> i felt and i said this directly to the president's chief of staff, they ought to take down the web site until it was right. >> applications for affordable care are still ahead of signups for president bush's medical act that gave elderly americans a prescription drug benefit. >> a new poll shows older americans are standing firmly against cuts to social security benefits. civics in ten people aged 50 and older oppose the way cost of living raises are calculated or raising the eligibility age for full benefits. in fact maybe want more generous benefits witha third of responsible
>> healthcare.gov shutting down everyday for hours at a time. cbs news learns at tsa officer gerardo hernandez. two other workers were wounded. a coach is at the hospital after collapsing sunday night. >> he did not have a heart attack. they're checking on everything. >> faa is investigating two planes. the the impact carried a fire ball. all were able to jump free. >> we were lucky this time. >> morsi is charged today. >> a college student rescued after sending nearly two terrifying days trapped between two buildings. >> how do we not hold the security guards he would be dead right now. >> snowden's request for clemency. the serious fire ball burning through a montreal neighborhood. >> that is not cool. >> all that. >> passenger at the airport were shocked when a small alligator was found under an escalator. >> what? >> nfl record. >> all that matters. >> toronto's mayor says he'll ride the storm out after allegations he was caught on video smoking crack. >> i have made mistakes. >> oprah winfrey auctioned off personal belongings over the weekend. >> usually gayle comes by
healthcare.gov at 6:00 a.m. from prepared testimony we know she will blame the problem on the contractors who built the website. documents show the main contractor warned the government of the problems a month before the site went live. they wrote "we don't have access to monitoring and hub services are intermitently available." obama administration official who was responsible for the launch of the site has said he is sorry. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> this or, republicans will want to know when will the sites really be ready? how many have actually purchased insurance in why are some consumers seeing their current plans canceled when they were assured by president obama they could keep the insurance they had? a growing number of republicans are calling for sebelius to step down or be fired. president obama will talk health care in boston this afternoon. he will compare his act with the health care plan in massachusetts implemented by governor romney. the plans similar and romney's version had rollout problems, too. >> you can access
-on-one with white house senior advisor dan phifer. along with the issues surrounding healthcare.gov, phifer will also discuss the continued fallout over the lateddest revelations of nsa spying. you can catch it right here on abc7 at 8:00. >>> more than a year after 17-year-old trayvon martin was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer george zimmerman, the city where it happened, sanford, florida, is rolling out a revamped neighborhood watch program. the sanford police department will outline the changes tuesday during a community meeting. revisions include restricting volunteers from carrying firearms, and from pursuing suspects. zimmerman was acquitted of a second degree murder charge back in july. >>> the cal palace in daly city is expected to be packed again today with people attending one of the country's biggest gun shows. it's sponsored by the crossroads of the west. organizers say they do everything by the book and gun owners appreciate it. >> they won't even let me get a 30 round for my a.r. or nothing. and it's not even 30 rounds, it's ten rounds. everything is california leg
senior advisor dan phifer. along with the issues surrounding healthcare.gov, fiveler also discuss the continued fallout over the latest implications of nsa spying. you can catch it right here on abc7 at 8:00. >>> more than a year after 17-year-old trayvon martin was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer george zimmerman, the city where it happened, samford, florida, is rolling out a revamped neighborhood watch program. the samford police department will outline the changes tuesday during a community meeting. revisions include restricting volunteers from carrying firearms, and from pursuing suspects. as you know, zimmerman was acquitted of a second degree murder charge back in july. >>> the cal palace in daly city is expected to be packed again today with people attending one of the country's biggest gun shows. it's sponsored by the crossroads of the west. organizers say they do everything by the book and gun owners appreciate it. >> they won't even let me get a 30 round for my a. r. or nothing. and it's not even 30 rounds, it's ten rounds. everything is legal in there, so w
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. karin kay-fuh has the story. healthcare reform in this state was a success. that doesn't mean it was perfect right away. seat >> reporter:president obama chose boston's faneuil hall to draw a comparison between the slow start for the massachusetts health care law signed in 2006 by then- governor mitt romney -- and the rocky start for the affordable care act. right now, the website is too slow, too many people have got stuck, and i am not happy about it. >> reporter:earlier wednesday on capitol hill -- it is not working. >> reporter:she faced 3-and- a-half hours of questioning, but health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius got the mea culpa out of the way, early on. i apologize. i'm accountable to you for fixing these problems. >> reporter:four weeks after the launch of the website, healthcare-dot-gov, sebelius faced tough questions about the botched rollout. lawmakers zeroed in on what the obama administration knew -- and when it knew it. "i told the president that we were ready to go. clearly i was wrong. " >> reporter:the secretary was also pressed about a pledge
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the healthcare.gov website, they're saying it will be largely problem freebie the end of november giving millions of americans two weeks to meet the december 15th deadline if they want coverage by the new year. >> the incompetence is staggering. >> everybody needs to chill out because it is going to work. >> reporter: while the latest change is strictly cosmetic, that smiling woman on the home page is gone, frustrations go deeper, with many people complaining of sticker shock after learning they must buy new policies that cover more but also cost more. >> i am incredibly frus straighted. our premiums were supposed to be going down. that is precisely the opposite of what is really. >> reporter: cavalaro's insurance company sent her this withdrawal requirements. because of the requirements of the new laws, we can no longer offer your current individual health benefit plan. their most similar new plan will cost her 65% more. the administration acknowledges some americans will pay more, but many people will get subsidies to help offset the costs. this wednesday health and human services secretary kat
health care website one month before it was launched. cnn is reporting the main contractor for healthcare.gov reported a number of outstanding issues and warned there wasn't enough time for adequate testing. meantime the chief of medicare was on capitol hill today to testify about the troubles people are having with the site. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. we know how desperately you need affordable coverage. >> she said it will be fixed. republicans are not satisfied. they say some americans are seeing their insurance cancelled because it doesn't mean the laws requirement. >>> the san francisco city attorney says it's considering an appeal of yesterday's multi million dollars jury verdict in an age discrimination lawsuit against the fire department. as david stevenson discovered city hall was already concerned about the department and is in the process of conducting an audit. >> reporter: even as firefighters worked monday to crush a major fire in san francisco the mission district, a new battle involving the department was brewing in
have gotten stuck, and i am not happy about it. and neither are a lot of americans who need healthcare and their trying to figure out how they can sign up as quickly as possible. so there's no excuse for it. and i take full responsibility to make sure it gets fixed asap. we are working overtime to improve it everyday." >> catherine: vice president joe biden is also apologizing for the botched roll out. so is health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. she took tough questions today from a house committee. and said the web site will be fixed by the end of november. >> catherine: consumers have until march 31st to sign up for coverage or risk penalties. >> catherine: still ahead -- can facebook really predict when you're about to break up?? a new study says it's so. we'll explain. ".i got some safety tips. that you gotta know. " >> catherine: and coming up next. a catchy new spin on safety in the air. our vicki liviakis shows the new virgin america video that's gone viral. >> jacqueline: we will take a look at the morning temperatures and richer countries and your tractor tre
the privacy rights of americans. >> reporter: healthcare.gov privacy policy says personal data like social security numbers and financial information can be shared with local governments, private contractors, even the department of homeland security. >> we are just going to keep on working at it. we're going to grind it out. >> reporter: accepting full responsibility for the rocky rollout, president obama directly addressed the millions of americans getting health insurance cancellation letters, urging them to shop for a new plan. >> you will be getting a better deal. >> reporter: and vice president joe biden told cnn both he and the president had been assured that website was good to go. >> neither he or i are technology geeks and we assume that it was up and ready to run. >> reporter: now, about those security concerns administration officials say sharing data is critical to determine whether people qualify for government subsidies. the health and human services development consumers can trust the information they're providing is protected by security standards. savannah, matt. >> thank
incomes spend more of their money on healthcare, and when we look at medical costs, they are up by 3.1% in the past year so the pressure is on the seniors' budget. >> well, a lot of folks wore roy about the solvency of social security, especially those about to dip into it in the next five or ten years. should we worry? >> i don't want anyone to worry. look, social security is not going broke. the trustees who oversee the program say the trust fund, that's the surplus we have, always had lots of workers putting into the system, that the trust fund will be depleted by 2033, but it's not like there's no money after that. at that point, we have incoming tax revenue, which will cover just about three quarters of the benefits scheduled to be paid out through 2087. the only good news here is that there are absolute fixes that we could use to help the system. for example, congress could increase fica taxes. they could also raise the threshold on which current workers pay into social security. they could also reduce the benefits or maybe some combination of all of those things. the bottom li
of healthcare.gov. taking enrollment for the 27 states that refused to set up their own exchanges. california's state exchange, coveredca.com. has also been experiiencing major issues health overhaul-problems meanwhile. hundreds of thousands of current policies are being cancelled nationwide, because of the affordable care act. despite promises that people could keep their current health insurance plans.the affordable care act law states that all insurance plans have to cover prescription drugs and preventative care.plans that people have, that don't provide that coverage are that people have, that don't provide that coverage are being cancelled. forcing the not so pretty truth about their body whes. i wouldn't chang [ female annouer ] this test per was designed to reac like your skin if other body washes can strip this paper imagine how harsh they c be to your skin oh my go. [ female annouer ] dove is diffent. its breakthrough fmula changes everhing with the blend of gentle cleaers and nourishi nutrium moisture so what do you thinkow? definitely switching to ve. [ female announcer ] dove. th
is now working directly with the general contractor hired to upgrade healthcare.gov. the website was down for the second time yesterday because of technical problems. it's been plagued with glitches ever since it launched. oracle ceo larry ellison spoke about his company's efforts to fix the site at today's shareholders meeting. >> we think it's our responsibility as a technology provider and technology industry to serve all of our customers and the federal government is one of our customers. we are helping them in every way we can. >> also today, republican congressman darrell issa of southern california subpoenaed health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius, demanding couples to and information related to the website. >>> the bay area's own tesla motors just gave drivers of its high-end electric car an extension cord, of sorts it is a key network of its new super charging stations built especially for road trips. abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom, has the story. >> get the charge cord. plugged in right there. >> reporter: since dawn gordon wylie got a tesla model s, there's on
with the general contractor hired to upgrade healthcare.gov. the website was down for the second time yesterday because of technical problems. it's been plagued with glitches ever since it launched. oracle ceo larry ellison spoke about his company's efforts to fix the site at today's shareholders meeting. >> we think it's our responsibility as a technology provider and technology industry to serve all of our customers and the federal government is one of our customers. we are helping them in every way we can. >> also today, republican congressman darrell issa of southern california subpoenaed health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius, demanding couples to and information related to the website. >>> the bay area's own tesla motors just gave drivers of its high-end electric car an extension cord, of sorts it is a key network of its new super charging stations built especially for road trips. abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom, has the story. >> get the charge cord. plugged in right there. >> reporter: since dawn gordon wylie got a tesla model s, there's one place she hasn't been in a w
of affordable health insurance are not signing up on healthcare.gov. congress released documents showing problems that the website only allowed six people to enroll on the six day and 248 people on day 2. health and human services department says those numbers are based on notes and not official enrollment statistics that it plan to release later this month. the obama administration says it is working to correct the glitches and hopes to have it up and running well by the end of this month. >>> he is begging for mercy. fugitive edward snowden is pleading for international support tonight to stop what he calls america's persecution of him. a german lawmaker flew to moscow to visit the former nsa contractor who was granted asylum in russia after leaking the nsa's domestic spying programs. the lawmaker was there to discuss the recent reports also that the u.s. is also spying on germany including chancellor angela merkel. why there, the lawmaker says snowden gave him a letter in which he asks the united states to stop treating him like a traitor. the u.s. has not responded. >>> okay. call it
contractor you will do your own health care. and it is probably some standard to the old, health-care. so, the president obama healthcare would be more expensive. of course this will equal better health care but it also means another $300 out of an individual's pocket. it is not going to be going to video games. we are going to be taking money out of the economy and towards the government with president obama health care. >> we will be right back refe >> this new hot spot to san jose there is an accident 1 0 1 southbound just south of the guadeloupe overpass. it is blocking the two lanes is normally a delay-free, and problem-free but it is a number of hot spots that we are watching this morning. (male announcer): here's stanley roberts who found some people behaving badly. >> stanley: if you have time take a walk along the bay bridge trail you might notice a few things first off for the first mile and a half the only trash receptacle will be this don't trash california bag the second thing empty water bottles that litter the landscape, but the third the most bizzare are bag like this what
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